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AP-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

September 4, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at 615-373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Stories:

CEMETERY-FUNERAL HOMES LAWSUIT

Opening statements are scheduled in a trial in a class-action lawsuit accusing more than a dozen Tennessee funeral homes of sending bodies to an unlicensed cemetery where burials were mishandled.

CONGRESS-ELECTION SECURITY

WASHINGTON — Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill say the delay could embolden Russia, which targeted election infrastructure in at least 21 states in 2016. By Mary Clare Jalonick.

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In Brief:

GOVERNOR-STAFF, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The top spokeswoman for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been promoted to serve as his director of communications.

WRONG WAY DRIVER-ARREST, from KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee have arrested a woman who led them on an interstate chase going in the wrong direction.

PESTS CLOSE SCHOOL, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A high school in Tennessee that officials say closed this month due to a pest infestation is set to reopen.

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